Minneapolis-St. Paul is a thriving metropolis in Minnesota, surrounded by three different rivers and made up of to contrasting halves. If you’re planning a vacation to Minneapolis-St. Paul, read on for a list of the top ten hotels in this tourist hotspot.
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
Featuring 1920s-style décor on every floor and a Prohibition-inspired bar, The Foshay holds a historic elegance while offering state-of-the-art services. Formerly known as Foshay Towers, the building housed businesses and was the personal residence of Wilbur Foshay – an art student who became an entrepreneur. Guests of this landmark hotel can utilize their Whatever/Whenever® service: a patented request system that allows guests a 24-hour service line for whatever they desire.
For the health-conscious guest, Aloft Minneapolis boasts a fresh and healthy aesthetic. To fuel their image they’ve included a gourmet snack station with a myriad of waist-friendly snacks and DIY cappuccinos that are available at all times. Aloft also incorporates a sleek and modern gym for guests to stretch, lift, or run at any time of the day or night. If you plan on traveling with your pet, the hotel’s Arf program aims to make your furry friend’s stay just as pleasant as yours, free of charge.
Just minutes from Target Field in the trendy downtown area of Minneapolis stands the aptly named, The Hotel Minneapolis. One of the most appealing aspects this hotel has to offer is its location. All within a walk or short drive is the Walker Art Museum, Hennepin Theater District, Weisman Art Museum, TCF Bank Stadium, and much more to keep the art or sports fanatic entertained. There is even a ghost tour that visitors can go to in order to explore the supernatural aspects of the city; this is for those who wish to add a dark, slightly more sinister, edge to their stay.
In the historic Ivy Tower, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, exists Minneapolis’ Hotel Ivy, with over 20 luxury suites, spacious penthouses, and a spa. Their legendary wedding spaces include anything and everything a wedding party and their guests could desire: ballrooms, guest rooms, specially curated spa treatments, and Hotel Ivy’s own in-house wedding specialist for perfect organization down to the smallest detail.
Just a walk away from Minneapolis’ Art and Culture District is The Marquette, offering stylish accommodations for a wide range of travelers. Earning five stars for their service provisions, the meeting facilities and exclusive cxecutive lounge are the perfect way to make any business obligations more indulgent. Who says you have to choose between business or pleasure?
The Loews Minneapolis claims to be a hotel for any kind of stay – for the family, sports fanatic, business, and sight seers. To accommodate this wide range of travelers, Loews offers stay packages that cater to the specific needs of anyone booking there. From spacious work desks and ergonomic chairs, to amenities designed to make a child’s stay more fun, any traveler is guaranteed a comfortable stay.
It’s hard to tally all the awards that The Grand Hotel Minneapolis has won – AAA Four Diamond Hotel, ‘Best Hotels of 2015’ by US News and World Report, ’12 Best Hotel Gyms in the US‘ by Outside Magazine,and the list doesn’t stop there. Celebrating their 100th year of business, The Grand has learned what makes the best hotel stay through years of service. With skyway access to downtown Minneapolis, your stay doesn’t have to mean leaving the comforts of the indoors to explore what is beyond the walls of your room; it’s a perfect experience for the exploring traveler.
Constructed along the start of the Mississippi River, the St. Paul Hotel can brag about more than just having a key location. Built in 1910, this historical landmark has made itself known for longstanding and traditional events that take place inside of the hotel. Reservations can be made by guests and non-guests alike for traditional afternoon tea – an experience mimicking the past in class and comfort. Through fall and winter, a jazz musician playing a piano can be found with an upright bass accompanist in the lobby. For Christmas time, dinner and a live radio play of It’s a Wonderful Life is available for those who seek the holiday classic.
Aiming to provide guests with an introduction to the contemporary art scene of Minneapolis alongside of fantastic service, Le Méridien has come up with a unique stay experience. Each key card has been designed by an artist and not only opens up an exclusive and comfortable room, but also the Walker Art Museum – a premier spot for getting a taste of some of the most coveted art in the area. If you don’t care to venture outside, the hotel itself houses over 200 fine pieces which guests can view in the gallery with complimentary access.
The newly renovated Millennium Minneapolis has been redesigned to give guests a contemporary and elegant aesthetic but also contain the feeling of being residential. Aside from being the hotspot for trendy weddings and receiving the 2014 Certificate of Excellence, one of the most attractive aspects of the Millennium is its dome on the 14th floor which overlooks Minneapolis’ finest features and has, since opening, become iconic. The Millennium is a great way to see the city from a new angle.